If you are considering a PhD, our Doctoral Training Schemes offer you extraordinary training opportunities, as well as excellent links and career prospects with leading industry partners.
Each Scheme has been competitively won from The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, The Economic and Social Research Council, and The Natural Environment Research Council.You would enjoy a rigorous, but supportive and vibrant academic environment, working with academics at the forefront of their field. You will also receive strong industrial support, with access to state-of-the-art facilities as well as innovative skills and training to prepare you for the world of work.
While funding is only available to UK and EU students, we welcome international students and support for international applicants can be found here.
Our Schemes can be explored below:
New and Sustainable Photovoltaics
Over the next 30 years the massive expansion of solar electricity is set to continue. The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training: New and Sustainable Photovoltaics aims to meet the new challenges of growth, affordability and sustainability.
Understanding the Earth, Atmosphere and Ocean
Our aim is to provide a thematic viewpoint, focusing on the atmosphere, ocean and solid Earth, addressing physical, chemical and biological processes at work in our environment.
Global Risk & Uncertainty in Complex Systems & Environments
The EPSRC and ERSC Centre for Doctoral Training on Quantification and Management of Risk & Uncertainty in Complex Systems & Environments will provide workplaces and supervision for PhD students during industrial placements as well as training at summer schools and workshops.
The EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Additive Manufacturing is a new nucleus of research activity focused on next generation multifunctional Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology.
Next Generation Nuclear
The mission of The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Nuclear Fission - Next Generation Nuclear, is to develop future research leaders to support the UK’s strategic nuclear programmes, including nuclear legacy clean-up, new build power stations and, defence and security.
The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in the Science and Technology of Fusion Energy provides training from world-leading experts in a range of fusion-relevant disciplines, including: materials science, plasma physics, nuclear physics, technology, laser physics and instrumentation.
North West Doctoral Training Centre
The North West Doctoral Training Centre (NWDTC) is the largest Economic and Social Research Centre (ESRC) funded DTC in England, awarding a minimum of 63 new postgraduate studentships per year to support research and training at master’s and doctoral level.
Adapting to the Challenges of a Changing Environment
Adapting to the Challenges of a Changing Environment (ACCE) is a partnership between the Universities of Sheffield, Liverpool and York, and the NERC’s Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) providing doctoral training in the biological components of the natural environment and related disciplines.
The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation brings together the expertise, resources and global contacts of Lancaster University and the University of Liverpool, together with international commercialisation consultancy Inventya Limited to undertake SME-led collaborative R&D partnerships.